Susan Stutzman

Susan Stutzman

Susan Stutzman, LCPC, RPT-S, is the founder and owner of Kid Matters Counseling in Hinsdale, IL. Susan is the co-owner of Play Therapy Toolbox, a digital resource to help support, train, and equip the next generation of play therapists and play therapy supervisors. She is the past president of the Illinois Association for Play Therapy, a mother of 3 children, and lives in Hinsdale with her husband of 17 years.

Education & Licenses

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton Graduate School, Wheaton, IL

B.A. Biblical Studies, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL 

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor (RPT-S)
  • Certified Theraplay® Practitioner
  • Certified Synergetic Play Therapist (SPT)
  • Certificate in Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents
  • Certified Transforming Touch®  Practitioner
  • Former President of the Illinois Association for Play Therapy


Getting in the Game course with Susan Stutzman
How to Conduct a Successful Play Therapy Intake with Parents course with Susan Stutzman
Tackling Enuresis with Susan Stutzman